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Alatsolimni beach

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Beach description

Located 500m east of Xerokambos, you will discover one of the most unique landscapes in Eastern Crete. A vast dried salt lake lies adjacent to the sea during the summer months, which may not seem particularly striking. However, visiting in the spring or winter months will reveal its true significance. During these seasons, the lake, known as Alatsolimni, or Salt Lake, fills with water and transforms into a miniature lagoon. This environment fosters the growth of thousands of microorganisms and serves as a sanctuary for migratory birds waiting for calmer winds. You may spot a variety of bird species such as herons, hawks, and flamingos.

A beautiful sandy beach with shallow waters extends in front of the lagoon, providing an ideal spot for solitude. The most opportune time to visit is early spring, when the lake is still flooded and the surrounding area is adorned with vibrant blossoms. Locals refer to this area as Alykes, which translates to saltpans, a name derived from the form of the shallow waters.

Opposite the bay, the islets of Kavali provide a suitable habitat for the Falco eleonorael. Other species in the area include the Falco peregrines, Aquila chrysaetos, and Hieraaetus fasciatus. During migration, the area is also frequented by the vulture Neoprhon percknopterus.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Alatsolimni beach?

Alatsolimni beach is located in the region of Epirus, Greece.

Is Alatsolimni beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Alatsolimni beach is suitable for swimming.

Are there any water sports activities available at Alatsolimni beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Alatsolimni beach.

Is Alatsolimni beach a good spot for fishing?

Yes, Alatsolimni beach is a good spot for fishing.

Is there any nearby accommodation available for visitors of Alatsolimni beach?

Yes, there are several accommodation options available near Alatsolimni beach.

Is Alatsolimni beach accessible by public transportation?

No, Alatsolimni beach is not easily accessible by public transportation. It is recommended to have a car to reach the Alatsolimni beach.

What is the water colour of the Alatsolimni beach?

The water colour of the Alatsolimni beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Alatsolimni beach?

The Alatsolimni beach has sand, with rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the Alatsolimni beach?

The water at the Alatsolimni beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Alatsolimni beach?

The surface of the sea at the Alatsolimni beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Alatsolimni beach?

The Alatsolimni beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Alatsolimni beach?

The Alatsolimni beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

What is the access to the Alatsolimni beach like?

The Alatsolimni beach is accessible via a dirt track.

Is the Alatsolimni beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Alatsolimni beach is nudism friendly.

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Stays near Alatsolimni beach

  • 8.4 / 10
  • Xerokampos

Located 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Zeus Apartments features a garden and offers studios and apartments that open to a balcony, enjoying Libyan Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All accommodation types include air conditioning and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking hobs and dining table. They also have a private bathroom with a shower.

Guests can find various taverns and mini markets in Xerokampos. The gorge of Lamnoni is 2 km away, while Sitia Town lies at a distance of 45 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 480 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Xerokampos

Just 350 metres from the nearest beach, Liviko View offers air-conditioned accommodation with Libyan Sea and mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The property facilities include a restaurant. Zakros Town is 8 km away.

All rooms and apartments at Liviko are bright and open to a balcony. Each has a flat-screen TV and a mini fridge. Some come with a kitchenette.

A restaurant is available within proximity, where guests may enjoy Cretan dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients and watch the sea view. A tavern and a café bar can be found within short walking distance.

The village of Ziros is 15 km away. Vai Beach, with its palm forest is 36 km away. Sitia Public Airport is at a distance of 45 km, while Sitia Town is about 44 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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  • 540 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Xerokampos

Just 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Asteras featuresself-catering accommodation that open to a balcony and patio, enjoying Libyan Sea and garden views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All air-conditioned accommodation types come with a seating area and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking rings and a dining table. Bathrooms include a shower and free toiletries.

Various taverns and a mini market lie within 1 km of Asteras Apartments. Guests can also use the on-site BBQ facilities.

The village of Zakros is 8 km away and Ziros Village is approximately at a distance of 20 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 570 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Located in Xerokampos, NOTOS APARTMENTS XEROKAMBOS 3 offers accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

The apartment has a flat-screen TV.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km away.

  • 580 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Situated in Xerokampos, 47 km from Sitia, Notos Apartments Xerokambos 1 features a terrace and free WiFi.

Each unit has a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. An oven, a stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km from the property.

  • 590 m